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A criminology professor was charged with wildfire arson in California. The crime is far more common than you think.

A firefighter battles a fire along the Ronald Reagan Freeway, also known as state Highway 118, in Simi Valley, California in 2018. AP/Ringo H.W. Chiu Gary Maynard, a criminology professor, was recently charged with willfully setting fire to US-owned land. In California, 9% of wildfires are caused by arson, officials say. Arson is becoming a more dangerous crime as rising temperatures lead to larger, more devastating fires. The strange case of a former criminology professor charged with set...
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The arrival of the ocean-atmospheric phenomenon will affect the dry Southwest and the rest of the US hurricane season

• The drought in California this summer was the worst on record
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La Niña has arrived. Here is what that means for the dry Southwest and US hurricanes

• Here's how to sound smart on climate • This website helps you imagine what climate change will do to your home
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Southwest Airlines' CEO issued a formal apology to customers after delays left them stranded for hours over the weekend: 'This is not the experience you deserve'

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly issued a formal apology for the company's weekend meltdown. He addressed customers and employees directly, apologizing for the negative impact the breakdown had. Company COO Mike Van de Ven explained why the chaos happened and asked customers to give Southwest another chance. Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly issued a formal apology to customers on Thursday after its weekend meltdown that impacted th...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Trends, Las Vegas, Apology, Southwest Airlines, Orlando, Flight Delays, Flight Cancellations, Southwest, Kelly, Romano, Gary Kelly, CBS Chicago


La Niña has arrived. Here is what that means for the Southwest and US hurricanes

• The drought in California this summer was the worst on record
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La Niña has arrived. Here's what that means for the Southwest and US hurricanes

Winter weather, ongoing drought conditions and even the remainder of hurricane season will see impacts from a recent cooling of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific.
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La Niña has arrived and will stick around. Here is what that means for the dry Southwest and US hurricanes

Winter weather, ongoing drought conditions and even the remainder of hurricane season will see an impact from a recent cooling of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific.
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Southwest's 'spider web-like' route map is why flights as far as California were canceled due to weather in Florida - here's how it works

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft. Chris Parypa Photography/shutterstock Southwest Airlines' cancellations have affected travelers across the US, not just in Florida. The reason goes back to Southwest's "point-to-point" route network that differs from other airlines. A flight between two cities in California can be impacted by bad weather in Florida, for example. The worst of Southwest Airlines' Columbus Day weekend meltdown appears to be over as cancellations are...
Tags: Florida, California, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, West Coast, Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest, Raleigh, Sacramento California, Long Island New York, West Palm Beach Florida, Ontario California, Tampa Florida


The Drought In California This Summer Was The Worst On Record, Researchers Say

(CNN) — The West’s historic, multi-year drought is threatening water supply, food production and electricity generation. It has drained reservoirs at incredible rates and fueled one of the most extreme wildfire seasons the region has ever experienced. In California, drought conditions this summer were the most extreme in the entire 126-year record — a clear sign of the role climate change plays in the perilous decline of the state’s water resources. Data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
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A bride is blaming Southwest Airlines after thousands of cancelled flights caused her parents to miss her wedding

Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines Southwest cancelled 3,000 flights over the weekend due to weather and air traffic control issues. A bride's parents missed their daughter's wedding after two of their flights were cancelled. "This was a wedding. A once-in-a-lifetime thing that they screwed up," the bride's sister told CBS. Southwest Airlines' weekend of flight cancellations devastated and angered a Chicago-area bride and her family after her parents' flights were ca...
Tags: Transportation, Weather, Air Travel, Milwaukee, Trends, Flight, Chicago, Wedding, Cbs, Las Vegas, Air Traffic Control, Southwest Airlines, Stephen, Airline, Flight Cancellations, Southwest


The Feast: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Sometimes mother nature is a real mother. That's the premise behind "The Feast," a Welsh eco-horror that looks positively claustrophobic. The film's press release described it as "a slow burn meditation on history and tradition, greed and responsibility, identity and difference. 'The Feast' is a contemporary morality tale that qu...
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Southwest Airlines is sending vouchers of up to $250 to passengers stranded by the recent flight chaos, a report says

Southwest said it canceled the flights because of a combination of severe weather and air traffic control issues. Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines is issuing vouchers to passengers whose flights were canceled, USA Today reported. Vouchers ranged from $100 to $250, the publication reported. These were on top of refunds. Southwest canceled thousands of flights last weekend because of weather and air traffic control problems. Southwest Airlines has been handing out vouchers of up to $250...
Tags: Trends, Usa Today, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest, Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines, COVID, Grace Dean, USA Today Passengers


Southwest is (quietly) doling out 'we're sorry' vouchers to travelers caught in cancellation chaos. Here's how to get one

Some travelers say Southwest's vouchers aren't enough. They want reimbursement for hotels, flights on other airlines and car rentals.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Southwest Airlines' exec says a 'staffing cushion' is needed to avoid further schedule reductions

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines canceled over 3,000 flights in a weekend meltdown, leaving passengers stranded. COO Mike Van de Ven says the airline needs a "staffing cushion" to better prepare for disruptions. Van de Ven warns the company may reduce its winter flight schedule if it cannot find enough workers. Southwest Airlines' COO Mike Van de Ven told employees on Sunday that a "staffing cushion" is needed to prevent further sche...
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GOP lawmakers and Trump praised a Southwest Airlines anti-vaccine mandate walkout which authorities say never happened

Sen. Ted Cruz. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Conservatives claimed recent Southwest flight cancellations were linked to a staff anti-vaccine mandate protest. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were among those pushing the rumor. Southwest's CEO and the FAA said the cancellations were actually due to technical issues and bad weather. Conservatives are heaping praise on what they claim was an anti-vaccine mandate protest by Southwest Airlines pilots, which authorities say didn't happen.Southw...
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10 Things in Politics: Gaetz's pals think FBI is reading his texts

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Matt Gaetz's friends assume the FBI is reading their messages to the embattled congressmanThere's a 2nd Facebook whistleblower, and she also wants to testify before CongressHouse Democrats approved a 2-month debt-limit hike. Every House Repu...
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Southwest pilots warn fatigue, frustration could fuel further outages

Southwest Airlines Co. pilots said the airline’s weekend meltdown reflected longer-running fatigue and frustration among its crew, leaving it vulnerable to further outages.
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American Airlines and Southwest, both based in Texas, says they'll still mandate COVID-19 vaccines despite Gov. Abbott's order

Southwest Boeing 737-800 Steven M. Keller On Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott banned any entity from imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Two major airlines, American Airlines and Southwest, are headquartered in Texas. On Tuesday, both airlines said they would still require COVID-19 vaccines. Southwest and American Airlines, both based out of Texas, said they'd still mandate COVID-19 vaccines a day after Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order banning any entity from requiring the v...
Tags: Texas, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, King, American Airlines, Southwest, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Southwest Boeing, Brandy King, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani


Psaki mocks 'world-renowned business, travel, and health expert' Ted Cruz for claiming that vaccine mandates contributed to Southwest Airlines delays

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks at the daily briefing at the White House on October 12, 2021. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Jen Psaki dismissed claims that vaccine mandates are negatively impacting businesses. Psaki called Cruz a "world-renowned business, travel and health expert" during her briefing. Cruz blamed Southwest Airlines' flight cancellations on vaccine mandates, which the airline denied. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday dismissed recent GOP cla...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Ted Cruz, Fox News, Delays, Southwest Airlines, Cruz, Cnbc, Southwest, Sen Ted Cruz, White House Press


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's vaccine mandate ban won't make airlines or other large businesses drop their plans, legal experts say

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday banning vaccine mandates in the state. Legal experts told Insider the order is unlikely to have an impact on large businesses that will have to comply with a proposed federal vaccine mandate. Law professor Dale Carpenter called Abbott's order "more of a political statement than a legal statement." Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order banning vaccine mandates in the state is un...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Texas, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, University Of Houston, Biden, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Reuters, Carpenter, SMU


Southwest Airlines Didn't Cancel Over 2,500 Flights Because Of A Vaccine Mandate Protest

Southwest canceled so many flights because of plain old bad weather.
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Southwest says it still plans to implement its employee vaccine mandate, citing federal rules that trump the Texas governor's blanket ban

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Carrington Tatum/Shutterstock, Stewart F. House/Stringer/Getty Images Southwest Airlines plans to keep its vaccine mandate despite the Texas governor's executive order. President Biden's federal vaccine requirement supersedes state law, according to the carrier. Southwest said that to remain a government contractor, it must comply with the president's mandate. Southwest Airlines said it will comply with President Joe Biden'...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Dallas, Executive Order, Biden, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, Murray, American Airlines, Southwest, Abbott


Southwest president says nothing nefarious behind flight cancellations, airline eyes holiday travel cuts

Southwest Airlines canceled 1 in 4 flights over the holiday weekend, but it wasn't clear why. Here's what its president and COO Mike Van de Ven said.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Southwest pilots' union president blames airline for widespread cancellations: "We've been sounding this alarm for about four years"

Some Southwest passengers have had to pick between paying for other transportation or staying put for days.
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Southwest cancels thousands of flights, leading to chaos at airports across the country

The delays and cancelations began shortly after the pilot's union tried to block Southwest's new COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
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10 Things in Politics: Texas amps up vaccine fight

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order barring private companies in Texas from mandating COVID-19 vaccinesInsider is suing the Biden administration for secret Trump and Pence staffing recordsStephanie Grisham doesn't want forgiveness. She ju...
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United States: Southwest Airlines Wins Injunction Barring Travel Site From Scraping - Proskauer Rose LLP

On September 30, 2021, a Texas district court granted Southwest Airline Co.'s ("Southwest") request for a preliminary injunction against online travel site Kiwi.com, Inc.
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There is no evidence Southwest flights were cancelled due to a vaccine protest, FAA says

A Southwest Airlines plane lands at Los Angeles International Airport. FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Southwest Airlines cancelled more than 1,800 flights over the weekend. The company and its pilot union both said the issue was unrelated to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Southwest is requiring employees to be vaccinated by December 8. There is no evidence that Southwest Airlines' operational difficulties over the weekend "were related to vaccine mandates," the Federal Aviation Admini...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, Texas, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Republican, Pilots, Faa, Charles Davis, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration


Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order barring private companies in Texas from mandating COVID-19 vaccines

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Gov. Greg Abbott signed an barring Texas entities from requiring COVID-19 vaccines. The order would apply to private businesses. Abbott is calling on the state legislature to pass a similar law. Gov. Greg Abbott signed an on Monday barring any Texas entity, including private businesses, from issuing COVID-19 vaccine mandates."No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consume...
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FAA To Southwest: Don’t Blame Us For Your Operational Meltdown

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